Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Feminine Ideal

After saying that I longed for the days of the put together man, I'm not sure that I could live up to these images. The doe-eyed love, the *ahem* cattiness, the "always stand by your man" and the perfectly put togetheredness of it all blows my mind. Course, my mom says housewives back then spent most of their days in house coats and rollers - that I could deal with.

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All images from Flickr

30 comments:

Kristin Morris said...

haha, love this. Although, my tongue is too sharp for those times, and I am not sure I could cake on make up just to clean up dog poop, bake, and take care of the kids! :)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I love the now days you just push a button to go across the lake!

Holly said...

Thanks doe the follow! Following back!

I actually Have my man from those days, but he needs help in the style department. LOL!! Also, I wouldn't have fit in back then... I am NO Donna Reid!

Purnima@a creative project said...

such beautiful posters!! I love the elegance and old charm to it..!! Glad to have found you and am following you!!

SugarBooty said...

I am now following you back! Love the look of your blog!

even-star said...

spoons on the Christmas tree. It's what all the kool kids are doing! Gotta love that. Thanks for stopping by the dinner for two project!

Steph S. said...

Hi Erin! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I had to return the favor :) Whereabouts in central OH are you located?

AlyGatr said...

I love the thought of anyone getting that dressed up...to drink Schlitz. BLEH! I'm not sure I've ever gotten that excited about silverware :) On the flip side, I LOVE all of the old style fashions!

MIDWEST MAMA said...

These are really beautiful pictures! Doesn't it just make you want to be a little more glamourous? Me too.

Blonde Steel Magnolia said...

I used to have customers still put together, as they were in the 50's. It required a once a week shampoo/set , sleeping on a silk pillowcase, and not sweating if you could help it because the massive amounts of hairspray would run. Forget rain or snow, you just don't leave the house. I have no Mad Men fantasies, because I know how gross the hair is,lol!

ethnically ambiguous said...

I absolutely LOVE these old ads, granted they are usually sexist and/or racist but hilarious non the less. They sure do make the life of a SAHM easy...which we all know isn't.

Cecelia Winesap said...

Hi Erin! Following you back from FMBT! What a wonderful site you have! I love it! Can't wait to look at your past posts!

The Ninja said...

I think if I had lived during those times, I would have been the gal with the martini and the cigarette at the door!

Makeupthoughts said...

Hi Erin

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment...I am now following you too :)))

Dee

Plantress said...

following you back. I like the beer with the dressed up mommies. It makes beer seem so elegant instead of today's advertising image of men with tatoos on harleys drinking Bud.
Also, is shlitz beer still around?
More Later!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the follow! Love the vintage images, they are great!

Jill said...

I love looking at vintage ads. They are pretty though, especially the housewife ideal...

Shash said...

Hi Erin! Thanks for participating in Follow Me Back Tuesday! I'm following you too now.

Shasher's Life>Shasher's Life

CM said...

Ha! Way cute...but so not me! I work in a male dominated profession. But like the old fashioned pics, they are fun.

D and A said...

Following you back from last Friday, looking forward to getting to know you!

CM said...

BTW, Love your blog! I keep forgetting to tell you that! I tried to follow you, but then realized I ALREADY follow you under my old blog!

Laura L said...

These are great! My cousin is doing some remodeling and in tearing down walls, found tons of newspapers from the 1930's. We had fun going through all the old ads in amazement of some of the things we found. Following you back from WW.

Carrie said...

I would have SUCKED as a housewife in the 50's! I don't cook, I don't clean and no way you'd catch me wearing pearls and heels LOL

Happy WW! Thanks for linking up

Mandie said...

love all the vintage ads! fabulous!

Doni said...

What a cute blog! I'm a new follower and look forward to checking you out more! Thanks for following me over at faithgracecrafts! Check out Pearls and Lace Thursday too! I just got it posted!
Doni

Java said...

Thanks for following! Following you back!

Marketing Gurl said...

Hey thanks for stopping by I follow you now too from Follow You Back Tuesdays! Yeah...glad you found me. I love your blog! http://www.powellmom.com

Hungry For Living said...

Thanks for coming by! I am following you as well! ;)

Jayda said...

Haha, so cute but I wonder if we would be happy truly if we did live back then....think its aways that we want what we dont have!


Following from WW thanks for following

@momwithmigraine
Jayda

Jessica Hills said...

I would love to live in those times...except I love modern-day medicine too much.

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